Kevin Hart Signs Major Deal with Netflix

Kevin Hart
LOS ANGELES, CA. October 10, 2016: Kevin Hart at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony honoring comedian Kevin Hart. (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Kevin Hart and his production company, HartBeat Productions, have signed a first-look deal with Netflix, which he will produce and star in four separate films for the streaming giant.

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The Netflix deal for Kevin Hart is reportedly similar to the partnership deal with Adam Sandler has with the streaming company. Hart will have a first-look film deal for other films under his HartBeat Productions company.

Kevin Hart is arguably one of the few consistent actors and entertainers in Hollywood. In fact, his movies grossed over $4 billion worldwide and his last Netflix special had over 21 million viewers in its first month. Kevin Hart is planning on creating a dramatic series called “True Story”, which is produced by HeartBeat productions and Eric Newman.

“Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself,” Hart said in a statement. “I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix. I am extremely grateful to Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber — we share the same creative vision and always put the audience first. This business is about growth and my HartBeat team continues to exceed my expectations with their ability to develop stories and relationships. Our goal is to make the HartBeat name synonymous with first class entertainment and narratives.”

“Netflix has enjoyed a long relationship with Kevin and we’ve been lucky enough to partner with him many times. He’s a hands-on producer and it’s been great to watch him build an incredible company with HartBeat,” Scott Stuber said in a statement. “There are very few artists who can attract audiences of all ages and succeed in making comedies, dramas and family films. We’re excited to partner with Kevin, and his great team at Hartbeat, to entertain our audience for years to come.”

“I am beyond thrilled about this exciting new chapter in our company’s history,” Bryan Smiley said in a statement. “Kevin and I are committed to making ‘best in class’ films with our new partners at Netflix.  This groundbreaking deal guarantees HartBeat productions will be viewed by millions of people globally, for many years to come.”

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